What is your view on global warming?

Update:

Honestly i do not belive in this but it would be nice to see what other people have to say

Update 2:

And no, I am NOT a liberal

Update 3:

hey moron, theheels90 if we can not even predict the weather accurately, then how can we predict what is going to happen in the next millennium

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Earth has always had climate cycles. There is ZERO evidence linking this current 2 THOUSANDTH of one degree change to man...NOTHING AT ALL... ZIP... ZERO... NADA... Lot of hype and hysterics to make Al Gore rich

    Nice big list...what is THEIR agenda??? And what about the list that is about 500 times bigger of scientists who disagree with it???

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    List of scientists opposing the mainstream scientific assessment of global warming

    Reason Public Policy Institute

    A

    Khabibullo Abdusamatov

    Syun-Ichi Akasofu

    Claude Allègre

    Augie Auer

    Dennis Avery

    B

    Michele Bachmann

    Sallie Baliunas

    Johnny Ball

    Timothy F. Ball

    Robert Balling

    Fred Barnes (journalist)

    Joe Barton

    Glenn Beck

    David Bellamy

    Tom Bethell

    Robert Bidinotto

    Tim Blair

    Roy Blunt

    Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen

    Andrew Bolt

    Christopher Booker

    Neal Boortz

    John Brignell

    Reid Bryson

    C

    Nigel Calder

    Robert M. Carter

    Alan Caruba

    Ian Castles

    Cato Institute

    Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change

    George V. Chilingar

    John Christy

    Petr Chylek

    Ian Clark

    Climate Audit

    Alexander Cockburn

    John Coleman (meteorologist)

    Competitive Enterprise Institute

    Cooler Heads Coalition

    Philip Cooney

    Piers Corbyn

    William R. Cotton

    Michael Crichton

    D

    John Lawrence Daly

    Robert E. Davis (climatologist)

    Chris de Freitas

    David Deming

    Michael J. Doherty

    David Douglass

    Paul Driessen (lobbyist)

    Matt Drudge

    Martin Durkin (television director)

    E

    Don Easterbrook

    Myron Ebell

    ExxonMobil

    F

    Steve Forbes

    F cont.

    Frederick Forsyth

    Fraser Institute

    Friends of Science

    Michael Fumento

    G

    George C. Marshall Institute

    Global Climate Coalition

    Vincent R. Gray

    William M. Gray

    Greenhouse Mafia

    H

    Sean Hannity

    Tom Harris (lobbyist)

    Betsy Hart

    Orrin Hatch

    Heartland Institute

    David Henderson (economist)

    Robert Henderson (writer)

    Heritage Foundation

    High Park Group

    Randy Hillier (politician)

    Peter Hitchens

    James P. Hogan (writer)

    I

    Craig D. Idso

    Keith E. Idso

    Sherwood B. Idso

    Andrey Illarionov

    Laura Ingraham

    Jim Inhofe

    International Policy Network

    Investor's Business Daily

    Yuri Izrael

    J

    Claus Jacobi

    Zbigniew Jaworowski

    Dennis Jensen

    Federico Jiménez Losantos

    Charles Foster Johnson

    Barry Jones (executive)

    Josef Joffe

    K

    Wibjörn Karlén

    William Kininmonth (meteorologist)

    Václav Klaus

    Ron Knapp

    Gerhard Kramm

    George Kukla

    L

    Lavoisier Group

    Nigel Lawson

    Douglas Leahey

    David Legates

    Marcel Leroux

    Rush Limbaugh

    Richard Lindzen

    M

    Ian Macfarlane (politician)

    Tibor R. Machan

    Jennifer Marohasy

    Ilana Mercer

    Patrick Michaels

    Steven Milloy

    Forrest Mims

    Chris Mitchell

    Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley

    M cont.

    Patrick Moore (environmentalist)

    Hugh Morgan (Australian businessman)

    Luboš Motl

    Tad Murty

    N

    National Center for Policy Analysis

    Natural Resources Stewardship Project

    Ondřej Neff

    Nils-Axel Mörner

    O

    Oregon Petition

    P

    Camille Paglia

    Tim Patterson

    Benny Peiser

    George Pell

    Rick Perry

    Melanie Phillips

    Ian Plimer

    Jerry Pournelle

    Progress Party (Norway)

    Greg Proops

    R

    Tullio Regge

    Paul Reiter

    Jay Richards

    Arthur B. Robinson

    Dana Rohrabacher

    S

    Sarah Scaife Foundation

    Debra Saunders

    Michael Savage (commentator)

    James R. Schlesinger

    Science & Environmental Policy Project

    Science and Public Policy Institute

    Scientific Alliance

    Tom Segalstad

    Frederick Seitz

    Nir Shaviv

    James Shikwati

    Julian Lincoln Simon

    Fred Singer

    Tim Slagle

    Willie Soon

    Thomas Sowell

    James Spann

    Roy Spencer

    Chauncey Starr

    Mary Starrett

    Peter Stilbs

    John Stossel

    Philip Stott

    Brian Sussman

    Henrik Svensmark

    T

    Hendrik Tennekes

    V

    Jan Veizer

    W

    The Wall Street Journal

    Peter Walsh (federal politician)

    Western Fuels Association

    James Whale (radio)

    Y

    Don Young

    Z

    Jan Zahradil

    Miloš Zeman

    Antonino Zichichi

    I guess these people ALL have some questionable agenda??? Moron

  • 1 decade ago

    Don't believe - when all this first starting reaching the feverish pitch, I simply went to the local University's climatological web site. I checked their nice line graph of average temps since the beginning of noted temperature gathering, and saw that the "global warming" of the early 1900s more than mirrored the current push. It also sunk deeply into a global cooling many years later. Guess what? The graph simply showed a peak and valley routine that the temp has been following since the earliest recorded data. It reminded me of how when I was a high school student were were all doomed to be frozen out of our state in the coming global ice age.

    I do what I can to conserve energy and always have. I think it is silly that people who talk the most about global warming act like they have the corner on the conservation market. I've been inconveniencing myself because it is "good for the planet" and admittedly my pocket book a lot longer than their self-righteous selves. So, I don't suffer any guilt not believing in the "latest" threat to our existence.

  • 1 decade ago

    I am not a liberal either, although, when it comes to the environmental issues, politics should not be playing a part in this even though it seems that way in history. With this said, I skimmed at the history of weather patterns. Listened to the wiser people around me and hear what they recall. Then if you listen to Environmentalist, Scientist, Oceanographers, ext. The answer is not at all cut and dry. If the earth axes is tilting more to the sun as they are saying then we will see the changes. As drastic as they are saying? Time is the only answer for that as well. It can only be speculations. Are we responsible for the tilt? It probably does not help.

  • CrG
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I wonder. Are we doing something grievously wrong that is causing the N. Pole to really melt, big time.

    Does this seriously affect ocean currents?

    Are we in for a season, soon to begin, with killer hurricanes?

    Are the oceans poised to rise, forcing millions out of their homes world wide?

    If you listen to Al Gore and others, it sounds like it is just around the corner.

    The weather experts made such a big to do about inclement change last year, that I thought we were really in for it. Then it turned out to be one of the mildest hurricane seasons ever.

    Personally, I hope its a natural cyclical occurrence.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    swim

    Let me start off by saying we (my family and I) live, 100% “off of the grid and are completely self sufficient with a 0% Carbon footprint.

    One problem with global warming is that the concept is so vague in the minds of the people. The critical interpretation is basically how it’s explained in school and the news. However most of the public see global warming connected with the ozone and pollutants which cause harmful greenhouse gasses, etc. therefore investigating and fighting for things like alternative energy (ie. Solar, wind, hydrogen, ethanol, biodiesel, etc)

    Greenhouse gases are real and do contribute to global warming. Think of the different gas layers like ozone (o3) that circumference the globe as the clear plastic on a greenhouse. Longer rays of light from the Sun go in and reflect off different thermal masses bouncing back and creating shorter lengths of energy that cannot exist the plastic barrier. These beams then just continue to bounce around inside the green house until they’re finally absorbed completely (some do escape but very few), thereby warming the greenhouse greatly even in cold temperatures.

    Basically there are 2 ways that this reaction (or lack of) affects the planet. Global warming and global cooling.

    1. as we add to the gases in the stratosphere, where the ozone layer is (Carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, etc), we add to the plastic of the greenhouse, trapping more short wave length energy and heating the earth more.

    2. as we deplete the ozone (with chlorofluorocarbons or CFCs), we allow more long wave length energy, which bounces back out to space without heating any thermal masses on earth, thereby cooling the planet.

    It’s pretty easy to see the results..

    Melting ice sheets & glaciers

    Floods & droughts

    Great hurricanes & cyclones

    Seasonal extremes

    Seasonal phenomena’s

    Species extinction

    New & resurgent diseases

    There are many ways to stop both global warming and cooling from accruing or at least slow them down until we can discover a way to reverse it, but Stop burning fossil fuels is the biggest.

    I currently own 2 converted h2 vehicles which run on 100% hydrogen and 1 EV (electric vehicle), not to mention our home is completely off the grid, using alternative energy (solar, wind, etc)

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  • 1 decade ago

    I think it is climate change and not global warming. In the 70's "they" were saying that the earth was going to freeze over. Now "they" are saying it is heating up. I think scientists have their agenda and that is that they want to be publicized. Nature will balance itself out

  • 1 decade ago

    As of today global warming we speak has help to keep the world from getting ICE. i.e., human beings has made the starting of next ICE age by more than 1 millenium because of the Greenhouse gas emmission by us the total world has saved and increas the stage of warmth and moved the start of next ICE age by more than a millenium.

  • J S
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    These scientific organizations warn us that global warming is a serious threat. I believe they're right.

    NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

    State of the Canadian Cryosphere (SOCC)

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    Royal Society of the United Kingdom (RS)

    American Geophysical Union (AGU)

    American Institute of Physics (AIP)

    National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

    American Meteorological Society (AMS)

    Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS)

    Academia Brasiliera de Ciências (Bazil)

    Royal Society of Canada

    Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Academié des Sciences (France)

    Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (Germany)

    Indian National Science Academy

    Accademia dei Lincei (Italy)

    Science Council of Japan

    Russian Academy of Sciences

    Royal Society (United Kingdom)

    National Academy of Sciences (United States of America)

    Australian Academy of Sciences

    Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts

    Caribbean Academy of Sciences

    Indonesian Academy of Sciences

    Royal Irish Academy

    Academy of Sciences Malaysia

    Academy Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand

    Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

    Who (other than you) says they're not right (and what's the agenda behind that person's position)?

  • 1 decade ago

    a ice berg which was alive for millions of years have been melted recently due to the increasing temperatures....

    the temp increase made a lot of forest fires in USA and Australian countries...

    large number of floods in all parts of the world...

    polar bears have been striving for their lives...

    in Antarctica, where we think no one lives has been a place for we to produce electricity and leave out the exhaust directly into the atmosphere...

    new thing - ocean foam in Australia..

    what are these things..

    also do u know that the warmest years were only recorded in the last decades..

    then too many coast lying regions will disappear in the forthcoming years..

    Florida going to vanish one day..

    Maldives going to be in the sea....

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'm all for it. Humans are a tropical animal, warmer climates suit us well. Plus we'll be able to grow more food with less effort.

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